17 Eagles hit Paris camp

With the arrival of Wilfred Ndidi and Olarewaju Kayode, there are now a total of 17 players in Super Eagles camp preparing for their next friendly game against Togo. But for the absence of Manchester City wonderkid, Kelechi Iheanacho who was permitted to leave camp for London on personal grounds, the arrival of the duo would have swelled the number ... Read More »

Lionel Messi in Trouble as Spain Supreme Court Reviews the Barcelona Star’s 21-month Jail Sentence

Lionel Messi in Trouble as Spain Supreme Court Reviews the Barcelona Star’s 21-month Jail Sentence. Spain’s Supreme Court on Thursday, started reviewing a 21-month jail sentence handed to Lionel Messi and his father for tax fraud after the Barcelona star lodged an appeal, a spokesman said. But even if the sentence is maintained, neither Messi nor his father are likely ... Read More »

FIFA Expands World Cup To 48 Teams (See Details)

The FIFA Council has unanimously decided in favour of expanding the FIFA World Cup™ to a 48-team competition as of the 2026 edition. World football’s supervisory and strategic body held its third meeting at the home of FIFA in Zurich on January 9 and 10. It was there a new tournament format was decided on, with the 48 national teams ... Read More »

Costa Can Score In Every Game – Conte

“He has scored 6 goals for us, but I think that Diego has the opportunity in every game to score goals” – Antonio Conte The Blues boss is delighted by his striker’s scoring record as he notched another goal in the league in his side’s victory against the Tigers on Saturday. Diego Costa scored his sixth goal in eight games ... Read More »

Mikel Obi Becomes New Super Eagles Captain

Chelsea FC football star, Mikel Obi is now the new captain for the Super Eagles’ of Nigeria. This was made known by CSKA Moscow winger, Ahmed Musa, at the pre-match press conference to the 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifier against the Pharaohs of Egypt in Kaduna, where he gave the Chelsea midfielder the captain’s band. Musa said, “I want ... Read More »

Lionel Messi Sets New Champions League Record Against Arsenal

Argentine football star, Lionel Messi has copped another groundbreaking history against Arsenal FC. Messi scored nine goals against the Gunners as his fine finish rounded off a 3-1 win at Camp Nou on Wednesday evening. Another game and another record set by Lionel Messi – this time at the expense of Arsenal. The Argentine capped off a 3-1 victory on ... Read More »

FIFA Ranks Nigeria As Africa’s 11th Best Team

FIFA this morning released it’s rankings for the Men’s football team, with Nigeria in position 62 as the 11th best team in Africa after climbing one position upwards in the month of February. Belgium, Argentina, Mexico, Iran and New Zealand held their positions at the top of their respective confederations, with the only change in leadership at the confederation level ... Read More »

UEFA to name Infantino successor on Friday

UEFA will name a new temporary general secretary on Friday to take over from former European football number two Gianni Infantino, the new FIFA president, a source told AFP on Monday. Greece’s Theodore Theodoridis would appear to be favourite for the job Infantino quit to take up his new role with FIFA. UEFA’s executive committee will meet on Friday morning ... Read More »

Milan striker Niang suffers car accident

AC Milan striker M’baye Niang was involved in a car accident on Saturday night, but claimed Monday it was a minor incident in which he had been merely a passenger. Earlier that evening he had helped Milan beat Torino 1-0 at home in lashing and relentless rain. “I and my driver are both in good health. The car was aquaplaning, ... Read More »

Oliseh: I’ll expose NFF

Former  Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh, is prepared to meet the Nigeria Football Federation in court over what they termed breach of contract, The Football house is reportedly threatening to sue Oliseh for quitting his post as coach without prior notice, but the 42 year old gaffer is optimistic the court will vindicate him on the false allegations levelled against ... Read More »

English Premier League table

English Premier League table after Sunday’s matches (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points): Leicester            27 16  8  3 49 29 56 Tottenham            27 15  9  3 49 21 54 Arsenal              27 15  6  6 43 26 51 Man City             26 14  5  7 48 28 47 Man Utd              27 12  8 ... Read More »

Gianni Infantino Is FIFA’s New President

Gianni Infantino has today been elected as the President of FIFA for the remainder of the current term of office (until 2019) by the Extraordinary FIFA Congress held in Zurich. He was elected as the ninth FIFA President after the second ballot with 115 of 207 total votes. In line with the FIFA Statutes, the mandate of the new FIFA ... Read More »

Done Deal… Man United Agrees £15m A Year Deal With Mourinho

Reports claim that Manchester United and Jose Mourinho have agreed a deal in principle for the Portuguese manager to take over from Louis Van Gaal at Old Trafford. The three-year deal is reported to be worth around £15m per year, a sum which is said to rival Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City salary in the same way that United chiefs are ... Read More »

Breaking News: Jose Mourinho Wants Real Madrid Star To Be His First Signing As Man United Boss

Jose Mourinho is believed to be closing in on the Old Trafford hotseat with a high profile football figure privately describing the move as a ‘done deal’. The Manchester Evening News report that Varane is among a list of potential defensive signings while Spanish newspaper AS go further saying the France international will be Mourinho’s top target should he get ... Read More »

“Manchester United Job Is A Done Deal” – Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has told close associates he believes he will be the next Manchester United manager as rumours continue to swirl concerning the Old Trafford job. Mourinho has been lurking in the shadows at United ever since his sack by Chelsea in December, and is now said to be very confident of succeeding the embattled Louis Van Gaal and renewing ... Read More »

Messi trial for tax fraud to start May 31 – court

Barcelona star Lionel Messi and his father’s trial for tax fraud will begin on May 31 at a court in Barcelona, a regional superior court said Wednesday. Messi and his father Jorge have been charged with tax fraud for allegedly failing to declare 4.16 million euros ($4.69 million) in taxes related to his image rights between 2007 and 2009 through ... Read More »

Lionel Messi Win FIFA Ballon D’or 2015

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi has been named the 2015 FIFA Ballon D’or winner ahead of Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and and club teammate Neymar. Messi, who ahead of the FIFA ballon D’or ceremony wasvoted by fans as their favorite to win the award was claiming his fifth world player of the year award (a record). Messi won five trophies with Barcelona ... Read More »

Eagles meet Oliseh in SA

The Super Eagles ‘B’ team arrived South Africa yesterday and met up with coach Sunday Oliseh in Cape Town, officials have disclosed. Ailing Oliseh was not part of the Eagles training camp in Abuja, but has now arrived South Africa for the final leg of the team’s build-up for the CHAN in Rwanda. Twenty three players are in the training ... Read More »

English Premier League table

English Premier League table after Saturday’s 1500 GMT matches (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points): Arsenal 20 13 3 4 34 18 42 Leicester 20 11 7 2 37 25 40 Man City 19 11 3 5 37 20 36 Tottenham 19 9 8 2 33 15 35 Man Utd 20 9 6 5 24 17 33 ... Read More »

Koscielny sends Arsenal clear, Rooney lifts United

Laurent Koscielny scored as Arsenal edged Newcastle United 1-0 on Saturday to pull two points clear of Leicester City at the top of the Premier League table. Koscielny stabbed home a flick-on from France team-mate Olivier Giroud in the 72nd minute at a rain-lashed Emirates Stadium and Leicester were held 0-0 by Bournemouth, with Riyad Mahrez squandering a penalty. Manchester ... Read More »

Oliseh names 23 Eagles for African Nations Championship, as squad leaves for South Africa

Abuja – The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Saturday in Abuja said Head Coach Sunday Oliseh has named the Super Eagles B squad for the 2016 African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Rwanda. The Federation, in a statement by its Assistant Director (Communications), Ademola Olajire, said the coach released the team’s final list of 23 players for the championship. It said ... Read More »

Gerrard eyes Liverpool coaching return in 2016

Liverpool great Steven Gerrard could return to the club in a coaching capacity as early as this year, he revealed in a British newspaper interview published on Saturday. Gerrard, 35, left Liverpool for the Los Angeles Galaxy last year, but he has been training on Merseyside during the Major League Soccer close season and is now eyeing a role on ... Read More »

Top 7 players to watch in 2016’s

This is a rundown of the top six players you need to watch in 2016, based on their compelling storylines in 2015. 7. Jamie Vardy, Leicester The narrative surrounding Jamie Vardy’s record-breaking exploits earlier in the season has well and truly dissipated, but now in 2016, there are still two major question marks. Firstly, will he make the Euro 2016 ... Read More »

English Football League tables

English Football League table after Friday’s matches (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points): Championship Middlesbrough 23 15 4 4 34 12 49 Derby 24 13 9 2 37 15 48 Hull 25 14 5 6 36 18 47 Brighton 25 11 11 3 31 25 44 Burnley 24 11 8 5 34 23 41 Ipswich 24 11 ... Read More »

Chelsea, Man U, others braced for risky January window

The start of the new year means the opening of the January transfer window and an opportunity for English Premier League clubs to once again flex their financial muscle. The window opens in England on Saturday and clubs in Europe’s richest league are likely to once again be the busiest in the market, but January is rarely the best time ... Read More »

Rio Olympics: U23 Eagles open camp February

The U-23 national team, the DreamTeam will start the first phase of camping ahead of the football tournament of the 2016 Olympics in February, head coach, Samson Siasia has disclosed. “We will start the first phase of camping in February, hopefully the clubs will release their players. We know how the Olympics is. “We realise that clubs will need their ... Read More »

Chelsea better without Mourinho – Mikel

Super Eagles midfielder John Mikel Obi says Chelsea are heading in the right direction after three games unbeaten since boss Jose Mourinho was sacked. Mikel believes the arrival of Guus Hiddink as interim boss has helped the Blues start to recover from a low of 16th place in the Premier League. “The atmosphere has improved since the change of manager,” ... Read More »

FIFA ex-VP, Figueredo ‘took $50,000 a month in bribes’

Fallen FIFA vice president Eugenio Figueredo received $50,000 a month in “improper payments” from sports marketing companies, authorities in his native Uruguay alleged Tuesday in an indictment. The 83-year-old ex-football boss, one of seven top FIFA officials arrested at a Zurich luxury hotel in May, received “hefty sums” each month to ensure two firms retained their exclusive rights to various ... Read More »

EPL: Don’t underestimate Sunderland, Klopp warns Liverpool

Sunderland, United Kingdom – Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool won’t take Premier League strugglers Sunderland lightly after ending high-flying Leicester’s long unbeaten run. Klopp’s side became the first side to stop Leicester scoring in the league this season as Claudio Ranieri’s team were beaten 1-0 at Anfield on Saturday — their first defeat since September. That was Liverpool’s first win in ... Read More »

EPL: Ozil is another Bergkamp, says Wenger

Arsene Wenger hailed Mesut Ozil as the best player in the Premier League and an equal of Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp following another influential display in a 2-0 win over Bournemouth. German midfielder Ozil made one goal and scored another at the Emirates Stadium on Monday to help Arsenal back to the top of the table, leaving pundits running out ... Read More »

Messi beats Ronaldo to Globe soccer awards

At the Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai Monday, Barcelona star Lionel Messi took home the award for best player of 2015, beating out Cristiano Ronaldo and others. “[I’m] obviously very happy but all these awards are for the whole club,” Messi said, according to Gulf News. Messi had a magical 2015, leading Barcelona to five trophies, including the Club World ... Read More »

Rio 2016: Obafemi begs Siasia for chance

Veteran Super Eagles striker, Obafemi Martins has told Nigeria Under-23 coach Samson Siasia to consider him for one of the three overage players’ slot for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Obafemi, who plays for American club Seattle Sounders returned to the Super Eagles fold after almost three years of absence. With 18 goals from 41 appearances for the Super Eagles, ... Read More »

Man Utd give Van Gaal respite in Chelsea draw

Manchester United bought beleaguered manager Louis van Gaal some much-needed respite with an improved display in Monday’s 0-0 draw at home to under-performing Premier League champions Chelsea. Van Gaal has admitted that he is contemplating leaving Old Trafford after a wretched slump in form, but although his team have now gone eight games without victory in all competitions, they avoided ... Read More »

English Premier League table

English Premier League table after Monday’s matches (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points): Arsenal 19 12 3 4 33 18 39 Leicester 18 11 5 2 37 25 38 Tottenham 19 9 8 2 33 15 35 Man City 18 11 2 5 37 20 35 Crystal Palace 19 9 4 6 23 16 31 Man Utd ... Read More »

English Premier League results

Collated English Premier League results on Monday: Arsenal 2 (Gabriel 27, Ozil 63) Bournemouth 0 Crystal Palace 0 Swansea 0 Everton 3 (Lukaku 22, 64, Deulofeu 71) Stoke 4 (Shaqiri 16, 45, Joselu 80, Arnautovic 90-pen) Manchester United 0 Chelsea 0 Norwich 2 (Howson 24, Mbokani 87) Aston Villa 0 Watford 1 (Ighalo 41) Tottenham 2 (Lamela 17, Son 89) ... Read More »

English Football League tables

English Football League tables after Monday’s matches (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points): Championship Middlesbrough 23 15 4 4 34 12 49 Derby 23 13 8 2 35 13 47 Hull 24 13 5 6 34 17 44 Brighton 23 11 11 1 31 23 44 Burnley 24 11 8 5 34 23 41 Ipswich 23 10 ... Read More »

Igahlo scores again in Watford defeat

Son Heung-Min’s 89th-minute strike sent Tottenham Hotspur third in the Premier League on Monday in a 2-1 win at Watford, as Louis van Gaal prepared for what may prove his final game as Manchester United manager. Tottenham took a 17th-minute lead when Erik Lamela stabbed home following a defensive mix-up, before Odion Ighalo stabbed home his 14th goal of the ... Read More »

Man U Vs Chelsea: Mikel starts

There is no Loic Remy involved in today’s game due to injury so Eden Hazard is expected to lead the attack in place of suspended Diego Costa. Kurt Zouma replaces Gary Cahill who has a foot injury and in the other change from Boxing Day, John Mikel Obi will play alongside Nemanja Matic in midfield having come on at half-time ... Read More »

Mourinho’s Man United scarves on sale

A merchandise seller is already planning for the exit of Louis Van Gaal by selling United scarves with Jose Mourinho on them, just outside Old Trafford. Van Gaal is under pressure and desperately searching for his first win after a run of four straight defeats in all competitions. Mourinho, meanwhile, has been heavily tipped to replace the Dutchman, although his ... Read More »

Angola coach sacked for post-Christmas absence

Angola’s football federation has dismissed national team coach Romeu Filemon for an “unjustified absence” from work on Boxing Day, it said in a statement published Monday by Angop news agency. Filemon had on December 23 publicly complained that he had not been paid his salary for eight months. The national team which was due to fly out to South Africa ... Read More »

English Premier League Fixtures

Fixtures (1500 GMT unless otherwise stated) Monday: Arsenal v Bournemouth (1730 GMT), Crystal Palace v Swansea City, Everton v Stoke City, Manchester United v Chelsea (1730 GMT), Norwich City v Aston Villa, Watford v Tottenham Hotspur, West Bromwich Albion v Newcastle United, West Ham United v Southampton (1730 GMT) Tuesday (1945 GMT): Leicester v Manchester City Wednesday (1945 GMT): Sunderland ... Read More »

Aguero primed for Leicester

Second-place Arsenal will hope to get their title challenge back on track when they host Bournemouth on Monday, less than 48 hours after an embarrassing 4-0 defeat at Southampton. With leaders Leicester City having lost 1-0 at Liverpool, victory would have sent Arsenal top, but they put in a bafflingly below-par display that resulted in their heaviest defeat of the ... Read More »

No slip ups against Chelsea, van Gaal tells Man U

Louis van Gaal has challenged his Manchester United players to play “our football” against Chelsea tonight as he fights to save his job. Following the 2-0 defeat to Stoke on Boxing Day, United have lost four consecutive games in all competitions and have not won in seven, and Van Gaal suggested after the game that he could quit. Today’s meeting ... Read More »

Ighalo: We can beat Spurs

Odion Ighalo feels Watford have the chance to beat Tottenham Hotspurs in today’s EPL clash at Vicarage Road. “It’s going to be a difficult game because Spurs are a good team and they have quality. They have been winning games too so it’s going to be difficult, but in football anything can happen,” Ighalo said. There’s no let up in ... Read More »

Enyimba dump Ikhana

Veteran coach Kadiri Ikhana will not be in charge of Nigeria champions Enyimba when the 2015/2016 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) kicks off next month, officials have announced. The contract of Ikhana as the Enyimba head coach has run out and it will not be extended despite guiding them to a seventh league crown in November. The club media officer ... Read More »

Hiddink praises Mikel

Chelsea boss, Guus Hiddink, has praised John Mikel Obi for bringing balance to the team following the 2-2 draw against Watford. The Nigerian set a new milestone in the game. ‘Today I liked our intensity but we also have to look for a balance in the team. It’s a very attacking-orientated team. ‘When we have a midfield with all creative ... Read More »